Wednesday, 20 December 2017

From DavidB: Waaaaaaaaargh! The Challenge is Finally Here! (5 points)


No, I didn't paint a gaggle of orks in the night. This is merely the ones who were not primed. A few were just repaints to tie them in and some were just repaired from storage( like the battle wagon)


I painted this fellow for the principal boss of my Comanche Ork Horde. The horde is all primed and staged, but the stalwarts  needed a bully boy to lead them while replacements come.


He has a pet to keep foes at a distance and underlings in line. I thought the purple accented the neutral toned warlord pretty well. (not that orks are worried about such)


I kept his armor plain to tie in to the Blood Axe theme of Confederate grey. The checkerboard and red ties in to the heavy presence of the Goff tribe with black, red, and checks too!


Snake bite orks will be enroute soon and some deathskull lootas. Both favor browns and neutral colors.


This is my all time favorite Ork model. He has teeth and gubbins all over and the details on him are superb. After tidying up unfinished projects and uniting the orks pictured, he was a welcome diversion and suitable first entry for the Challenge. The basing is still drying and he took 10 hours to layer up!


My collection is Rogue Trader to current. I've the gamut from first editions to gorkamorka and more. The battle wagon is still sporting the same paint job from the early 90s I added searchlights from imperial tanks for the big headlights.

My favorite unit is the Blood axe Kommandos and their lurid purple camouflage...very orky! ;)
Not a bomb...yet! Just a solitary warboss!

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That is a truly iconic Ork warboss, Dave. I remember this casting clearly when it was released back in the day, thinking, 'Wow, Orks aren't my thing, but that is one darn cool mini.' I really like his fearsome fuchsia pet and that horned helmet is the bomb (the blue gums and tongue really work well with these guys, btw). Well done Dave!

Now, with the ranging shot over, I sit back and await a true Bromley Paint Bomb... 


29 comments:

  1. Great work on a classic figure - welcome back David!

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    1. Thanks Greg! Good to see you back too with familiar and new folk too!

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  2. Great to see you back David. You had me worried with that first pic. Well done on the Orc boss.

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    1. Thank you Peter! I'm glad to see you again too! There is a bunch of Orks on the desk...have a lot of brown and green paint I can't waste! ;)

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  3. Nice one David, everybody loves a good Ork!

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    1. Thank you, Evan! I've a lot more to come! ;)

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  4. Great start to the challenge David! And a nice collection of Orks from multiple different eras!

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    1. Thank you, Samuli! I am quite the mini packrat! Lookout for more RT Orks as I've several recently primed!

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  5. I've painted that chap too for a mate. Great mini and you've done a cracking job on him David!

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    1. Thank you, Millsy! He was a lot of fun to paint! My son is looking forward to fighting my Catachan troops with the impending ork horde!

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  6. Proper Ork Klans you say? Music to my ears my good man! Corking paintjob too, I do like the blue tongue in particular and the purple squig looks very dangerous indeed!

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    1. Thank you, Jamie!
      Yes the clans are all gathered. I miss some of the special rules, but the gathered clans are quite the sight! Plenty of Boyz to giva good dose of boot letha to da humies! ;)

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  7. Nice... though I always find orks with guns and tanks a little odd.

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    1. Thanks Adam! Yes it is odd, but they are as much fun to paint as play. I love most the Gorkamorka game. Orks, gunz, and vehicle combat!

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    1. Thanks, Martin! The pet is one of the nice things of the mini. I really like the movement captured!

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  9. Thank you, Curt! I did borrow the blue from some now classic artwork. There is a potential for a bomb. I have some snake bite Boyz on the table and all my Gorkamorka stuff. The GM was a gift from my wife when we celebrated our first Christmas together.
    She has hinted it may be to my advantage to paint them BEFORE 2018! ;)

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  10. Nice orks boss and a lovely paint job!
    Best Iain

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  11. wow thats a crazy bunch of figures very cool

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  12. great first entry though for a minute I thought you had painted the lot!!

    Ian

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